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New Kensington

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Blue Line Pays Homage To Fallen Officer

A dramatic procession left Mount Saint Peter’s Church after the funeral for Lower Burrell Police Officer Derek Kotecki. “I think it just represents the brotherhood of the profession,” Greensburg Police Detective Jerry Vernail said.

10/17/2011

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Westmoreland Co. DA: Officers Knew Post Was A Threat

The investigation continues today after a veteran police officer was shot and killed Wednesday evening outside of a restaurant in Lower Burrell. The fallen police officer has been identified as Officer Derek Kotecki, a K-9 officer with the Lower Burrell Police Department in Westmoreland County.

10/13/2011

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Officer Killed In Lower Burrell Shooting, Suspected Gunman Dead

A police officer was killed in a shooting in Lower Burrell. This happened at about 7 p.m. outside the Dairy Queen in the 300-block of Greensburg Road.

10/12/2011

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Dog Walker Unofficially Sets New World Record

An old newsroom adage goes like this: “Dog bites man, that’s not news. Man bites dog, this is news.” But what about, “Man walks dogs?” It all depends on how many.

10/01/2011

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Rabid Kitten Bites 2 Workers At Local Animal Shelter

Two attendants who work at a no-kill animal shelter in Westmoreland County were bitten by rabid kitten over the weekend. The kitten was euthanized after it tested positive for rabies.

09/27/2011

Police are investigating a shooting in Fawn Township. (Photo Credit: KDKA)

Shootings In Fawn Twp. & New Kensington Under Investigation

Authorities are investigating after two shootings Sunday evening, one in Allegheny County and the other in Westmoreland County.

09/26/2011

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Man Arrested After Wild Police Chase

A traffic stop in Westmoreland County prompted a wild police chase. Police saw an SUV going the wrong way on a one-way street in New Kensington Friday evening. After trying to pull the driver over, they started chasing the vehicle.

09/16/2011

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Bus Driver Drops Boy, 5, Off At Wrong Stop

The family of 5-year-old Evan Kuba in New Kensington had a scare today they won’t soon be able to forget.

09/13/2011

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Fatal New Kensington Crash Under Investigation

One person is dead after a car accident in New Kensington. The driver went through an intersection on Route 366 and went off the side of the road, flipped over and hit a tree.

09/05/2011

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1 Wounded In New Kensington Shooting

One man has been hospitalized after gunfire rang out Sunday evening in New Kensington, Westmoreland County.

09/04/2011

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New Kensington Fire Forces Residents From Apartments

A fire forced residents from an apartment building in New Kensington. The building is located on Fourth Avenue.

08/11/2011

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Memorial Service Held For Boy Killed In Drunk Driving Crash

It has been one year since a 14-year-old boy was killed in a drunk driving accident. His baseball team held a memorial service in his honor Monday night in New Kensington.

08/01/2011

Chayson Heilman into custody at the Clarion Hotel. (Photo Credit: Westmoreland County Prison/KDKA)

Man In Custody After Police Surround Hotel In New Kensington

Authorities in Westmoreland County took one man into custody Thursday afternoon after surrounding a hotel in New Kensington. The incident happened around noon at the Clarion Hotel on Tarentum Bridge Road.

07/07/2011

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Arson Investigated In New Kensington

Authorities are investigating arson in New Kensington.

07/05/2011

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New Kensington Blaze Injures 4 Firefighters

Four firefighters were taken to the hospital after battling a fire in New Kensington Saturday night.

06/19/2011

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